The Trail of The Painted Ponies, “Old Country Store”


” Old Country Store” was inspired by warm childhood memories of a general country store in this artist’s New Hampshire hometown. It had a hitching post out front , old fashioned rocking chairs on the front porch , and it’s jam – packed interior was heated by a pot- bellied stove. Once upon a time, country stores were a communities stage coach stop , town hall, post office, and library as well as unique shopping destinations where you could find everything under the sun- from staples like flour and sugar to pots and pans to long underwear, and even the occasional store mouse.